Frankincense… you may not know a lot about it, but I’m guessing you’ve heard about it? The incredible benefits are getting out and it’s getting the recognition it deserves! When I think of #frankincense, I think of cell regeneration – and maybe one less face lift as I get older! Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary internal and external #health benefits.
Frankincense oil is from the genus Boswellia and sourced from the resin of the #Boswellia carterii, Boswellia ferreana or Boswellia serrata trees that’s commonly grown in Somalia and regions of Pakistan. Boswellia serrata is a tree native to India that produces special compounds that have been found to be anti-inflammatory, promoting cell #regeneration and keeping existing cells and tissues #healthy. Research has found that frankincense could kill breast cancer cells and disrupt the growth of future cancer cells. The results of these studies are preliminary. However, they offer hope that frankincense might one day fight some forms of cancer without the potentially life-threatening effects of chemotherapy. Wouldn’t that be incredible??!!
Frankincense essential oil is analgesic, anti-bacterial, #anti-inflammatory, #antiseptic, anti-depressant, astringent, carminative (relieves gas), cicatrizant, cytophylatic (stimulating regeneration of cells), digestive, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, immune boosting tonic, anti-carcinogistic. In Ayurvedic medicine frankincense has been used for hundreds of years for treating arthritis, healing wounds, strengthening the female #hormone system and purifying the air.
Because frankincense can help support cellular function, it has the ability to strengthen #skin and improve its tone, elasticity, and reduce the appearance of scars and acne. (Where was frankincense when I was 13?!) Frankincense oil is effective as an antiseptic and can help minimize insect bites, burns, and speed up the healing of cuts and wounds and protect them from developing infections.
But it’s not just great for your face creams and bug bites… there are so many great uses for this incredible oil. Frankincense essential o